by Doctors and Psychologists
The focus of psychotherapeutic treatment depends on the particular needs of the patient. Both depth psychology and behavior therapy are employed in individual sessions 50 minutes in length (at least twice a week) with a physician. If necessary, two additional individual sessions in cognitive-behavior therapy are arranged each week with psychological psychotherapists to help overcome depression, anxiety, and/or pain. Group psychotherapy is offered twice a week to supplement the individual sessions. Depending on the particular disorder, patients are integrated into a group to learn how to improve self-confidence or overcome anxiety or depression; or, they undergo psychoanalytic group therapy.
Psychopharmacological treatment is administered according to the most advanced research. Medication that is effective on a long-term basis, with as few side effects as possible, is prescribed based on nationally and internationally recognized standards using a staged approach. Physical ailments are similarly treated with pharmacological medication in consultation with internal medicine specialists.
When necessary, chronic sleeping disorders are treated with modern, non-addictive medication. However, our preferred method of treatment is behavior therapy in individual or group settings. Following tests in our clinic's sleep laboratory, mild cases of irregular breathing (sleep apnea) are treating by first altering positions during sleep, performing ear, nose, and throat surgery, or electrically stimulating the tongue base. In more severe sleeping disorder cases, patients are fitted with oxygen masks to be worn during sleep. All other disorders are treated based on the particular nature of the problem following examinations in the sleep laboratory.